Note: Firm out of business. Do not use these products. Discard or destroy these products.
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|Originally issued May 15, 1996; Revised December 18, 2001
|Release # 96-123
CPSC and Jade Express Inc. Announce Baby Rattle Set Recall
WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Jade Express Inc. of Los Angeles, Calif., voluntarily recalled about 40,000 Rattle Sets in two styles. The rattles can break apart, releasing small parts that present a potential choking hazard to young children.
The rattles were packaged in sets of three (item number AEA 1013) or six (item number AEA 1016) in cardboard cartons labeled in part, "*** BABY RATTLE SET *** Hello Baby ***." Both sets include red, yellow, blue, or green plastic rattles shaped like a telephone, a trumpet, and a cage with a ball. The six-rattle set also contains rattles shaped like a horse, a bear, and a large key ring.
The rattle sets were sold nationwide in convenience stores and flea markets from September 1995 to January 1996. The three-rattle sets sold for about $2.50 and the six-rattle sets sold for about $4.
Consumers should take these rattles away from young children immediately and discard or destroy them. Firm is out of business and cannot be contacted.
CPSC and Jade Express are not aware of any injuries involving these rattles. This recall is being conducted to prevent the possibility of injury.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on SaferProducts.gov
CPSC is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of the thousands of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $900 billion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals - contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.
Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly-announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.
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